Homily for April 17, 2011: Palm Sunday

It feels good to sit down, doesn’t it? When I was a kid, I was impatient.  I used to dread going to church on Palm Sunday.  There was a long mass and all the standing for the gospel, and I couldn’t wait to sit down. It was probably the only Sunday I looked forward to [Read More...]

"We are citizens of a world on fire…"

Last night, I was invited to preside at Evening Prayer at a neighboring parish in Queens.  The good folks over at the Catholic portal at Patheos have posted the homily, which offers a few thoughts about Lent, one week on, and building something out of the ashes: More than ever before, it seems, we live [Read More...]

Homily for Midnight Mass

Note: I won’t be preaching this Christmas, or this weekend.  But I’m re-posting this year my first Christmas homily, from Midnight Mass in 2007.   A few of the references are a bit dated, but the message, I hope, still comes through. Blessed Christmas, everyone!  Dcn. G. Like a lot of people of a certain age, [Read More...]


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